Overview

Distribution

Range Description

This species is endemic to the Cape Verde Islands where its known distribution is restricted to the northernmost points of the small island of Maio in the vicinity of Baía do Navio Quebrado, Porto Cais and Praia Real (Monteiro et al. 2004), occupying just two small habitats within a coastline of approx 9 km mainly along the western sides of these promontories. There are at least 2 or 3 subpopulations with different colour patterns, and these are connected by an outer reef (M.J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011).
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Ecology

Habitat

Habitat and Ecology

Habitat and Ecology
This species is found in sand, in crevices and on rock platforms living in shallow water typically at 1 m, but can be found to 4 m in depth (Poppe and Poppe 2011). Adults of the species typically grow to 30-35 mm in length.

Systems
  • Marine
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Conservation

Conservation Status

IUCN Red List Assessment


Red List Category
LC
Least Concern

Red List Criteria

Version
3.1

Year Assessed
2012

Assessor/s
Tenorio, M.J.

Reviewer/s
Monnier, E. & Seddon, M.

Contributor/s

Justification
This species is highly restricted in its range being found only within the bays along a strip of 9 km coastline. There are no plans for tourist development and no small harbours nor any roads to the region, so there are no current threats to this species. The off-take for the shell trade is limited and as such is not considered a threat. The species is currently considered Least Concern, but should the area be developed, or there be a road constructed, then the conservation status should be re-evaluated.
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Population

Population
This species is usually common in the range during the breeding season (M.J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011). No changes in the populations have been seen during monitoring over the last 8 years, so it is considered stable (M.J. Tenorio pers. comm. 2011).

Population Trend
Stable
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Threats

Major Threats
This species is endemic to a 9 km length of shoreline on a single island in the Cape Verde group. There are no plans for tourist development, no small harbours, nor any roads to the region, so there are no current threats for this species. The off-take for the shell trade is limited, and as such is not considered a threat.
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Management

Conservation Actions

Conservation Actions
This species is restricted in its range and scarce in the market and there are no known conservation measures currently in place for this species.
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Wikipedia

Conus fantasmalis

Conus fantasmalis is a species of sea snail, a marine gastropod mollusk in the family Conidae, the cone snails and their allies.[1]

Like all species within the genus Conus, these snails are predatory and venomous. They are capable of "stinging" humans, therefore live ones should be handled carefully or not at all.

Contents

Description

Distribution

References

  1. ^ Conus fantasmalis Rolán, 1990.  Retrieved through: World Register of Marine Species on 27 March 2010.
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